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The Scion FR-S Available At Yuba City Toyota

Yuba City Toyota is proud to debut  the latest addition to the Scion lineup that is making waves here in California. The 2013 Scion FR-S enjoyed an enthusiastic launch among a crowd of many.

Toyota is known for the Lexus, Toyota and Scion brands, with the latter appealing strongly to the youth market. Scion is known for stylish vehicles that are extremely popular young car buyers. And this is especially true in California, where car shoppers are taking notice of all that Scion has to offer, from an attractive lineup to numerous Scion accessories. Individuality is seemingly the end goal for these youth looking to stand apart from the crowd — and Scion has the right vehicle, allowing them to do just that.

While it is certainly a standout, the FR-S is a slight departure from the Scion lineup. The new Scion FR-S is a sports car in every sense. With a design that encapsulates the truly great features of a sports car, the FR-S is a looker sporting a slightly higher price tag — yet one that is surprisingly affordable after just one glimpse. Before the launch, Yuba City Toyota sales professionals learned that the FR-S stands for front engine rear-wheel drive. All in attendance agreed that the new Scion FR-S looks ready to jump off the starting line at the blink of an eye, and understood that the new Scion sports car is here.

See Yuba City Toyota for further details or a test drive. Own a piece of Scion magic.

www.yubacitytoyota.com

1-800-917-8695

1340 Bridge Street

Yuba City, CA 95993

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Salesforce.com and Toyota team up to create “Toyota Friend”

“Toyota Friend” will be a private social network between the customer, Toyota, and their vehicle. They can even choose to expand their network to their friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. The service will be available at first for the electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids of 2012. The platform will be Salesforce.com’s Salesforce Chatter, which is already used by businesses. It will give special maintenance tips, as well as “tweet”-like alerts to your mobile device including tablet PCs and smart phones, to let you know when the battery is low on your 2012 Prius.

Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff stated, “Toyota and salesforce.com share a vision to take the auto industry into the future. Social and mobile technologies will transform the car ownership experience, and we are excited to be Toyota’s partner in this transformation.”

Revolutionary vehicles demand revolutionary forms of communication, and that is what “Toyota Friend” will do. “Toyota Friend” will begin in Japan, and then move on to America. Visit www.toyota.com for more details.

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Car Types Explained

When buying a car, sometimes buying the right make and model can be confusing. Do you want a sedan, or compact vehicle, or even an SUV? What is the purpose for each type of vehicle, and why do I want it? Different types of vehicles can have different purposes, such as terrain or how a person drives. Knowing the kind of car you want and need can significantly narrow the search options when finding your next vehicle.

Sedans, minivans and trucks are some of the more common vehicles that people may buy for general use. Sedans range from medium-sized, large, and luxury. People with families tend to buy these vehicles, because of the cargo space and interior space it gives, but watch out for poor fuel economy and it may be difficult to park the large sedans. Minivans can generally drive as well as cars, and they offer tons of space for more people than a sedan, and can still offer cargo space, especially if seats can be removed or lowered. They can even have decent fuel economy. If you need to haul bulky items, a truck may be for you. Newer models have more seating and door configurations, but they tend to not drive so well as cars, and have poor fuel economy.

Sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), coupes and convertibles are another set of choices that might perk your interest. SUVs can traverse most terrain, and offer large space for both people and luggage. Fuel economy is often poor, and they can be costly to maintain. Convertibles are two-door passenger vehicles with usually a fold-down fabric top, or even a hard top sometimes. They have little to no luggage space, but they have the sporty look that many desire and have good resale value. Coupes are two-door, and sportier-looking than their sedan counterpart. They tend to have a low roofline and large doors. People enjoy coupes because of their superior driving performance.

It all depends on what you desire from your car to decide on the type of car that you want. Do you want value, low maintenance cost, city driving or off roading? Write your pros and cons for each type, and you will have a better idea of what you want your vehicle to provide.

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Join the Prius Family

With gas prices reaching epic highs, people are looking for alternative ways to stretch that gas to the last drop. The fuel economy brags 42mpg to the city, 38mpg hwy and 40mpg combined. The Prius Family of vehicles is doing its part to promote hybrid vehicles in order to conserve our precious black gold, oil. The exterior has a fresh, trapezoidal, aerodynamic design that is still a recognizable Prius design.

The Prius “v” (Versatility) family of Prius is meant for the active family, with plenty of head room and storage space. For added safety, there are 7 airbags. The second row of seats actually slide depending on the family’s needs, and the “v” seats five comfortably. An upgrade from the current Prius is an added moonroof.

Designed with the American family in mind, the Prius family is “…no ordinary family.  It’s a modern family with a Prius for everyone,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager.  “The Prius v is an all-new dedicated hybrid vehicle, and all future Prius family members will be as well.  They will all share common Prius attributes but will be unique, with a special appeal to different buyers.”

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Toyota Philanthropy

Toyota focuses on driving change in diverse communities, supporting initiatives such as the environment, education, and safety. We are proud to say that since 1991, we have donated more than $464 million to deserving programs across the U.S.

Heading our environmental initiative is TogetherGreen, a $25 million, 5 year alliance with Audobon, spearheading our desire to fund environmental research, offer volunteer opportunities and raise leaders in the environment. We also support the efforts of 4-H, World Resources Institute, and U.S. National Parks, among others.

Supporting disadvantaged students is another priority at Toyota, offering a variety of scholarships to support their higher learning. Toyota Tapestry is a grant like none other, where it has given $7 million to teachers across the country, supporting their classroom projects focusing on environmental education, physical science, and literacy.

Safe driving always starts once you turn the key in the ignition. Toyota Driving Expectations is a free program teaching teens to drive safe, and Toyota Teen Driver is the interactive website offering fun facts and quizzes.

Toyota strives to help America move forward with our philanthropic efforts.

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